The way in which we move and work within the city has changed. With an emphasis on greener alternatives to commuting, more and more people are turning to cycling as a way of getting to work and navigating the city streets.
To encourage the use of bikes in the district and beyond, we have put together a guide of resources to ensure safe, happy and healthy cycling in Birmingham.
Finding a route
Sustrans – a cycling charity that signposts routes across the UK. Top routes in and around Birmingham can be found here.
Networking with other cyclists
If you want to chat to other people come sun, wind or rain, then there are many groups that gather on social media, including:
Or if you’d like to find a group in your local area who you can cycle with, you can check out this listing here. These clubs offer activities such as cycle training, led rides, bike maintenance and bike recycling. They provide a social environment to gain confidence and skills on a bike, improve fitness and have fun!
Do you need a new bike?
There are several schemes that are beneficial to both the cyclist and the employer via Cycle to Work. This is an employee benefit that saves you 25-39% on a bike and accessories. You pay nothing upfront and the payments are taken tax efficiently from your salary by your employer. Take a look here.
If you’re after a new bike in the city, head to Pure Electric on Colmore Row.